Harvest News
       November 2018
Sharing the beauty of Fynbos & Australian natives, especially the family of Proteaceae!
In the Field: Protea cynaroides - Kings
It's safe to say we've been seeing an abundance of King Protea in bouquets and centerpieces lately. There's been a little something for every 'King Connoisseur'... bouquets featuring just a single stem all alone to lavish designs where they're mixed with an array of awesome blossoms. And we figured if you're as crazy about kings as we are, you'd want to know a few interesting facts about these chic flowers.  Read More> 
The Cornucopia    
It's time for another glimpse at our favorite 'symbol of the harvest'... the Cornucopia or also called a horn of plenty. It was traditionally made of a goat's horn overflowing with fruits, flowers and grains of the harvest. At what time the cornucopia made its way into our country's consciousness as a Thanksgiving holiday symbol is difficult to say. But with its meaning of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, the horn of plenty is now a symbol of Americans' thoughts of thankfulness.  Read More>   
Meet Janice  
It's a concept most of us are all familiar with: Balancing work, family, friends and that much-needed daily 'photography fix'... like capturing the perfect sunset at the end of the day. For Janice, mother-of-two wonderful boys, finding that sense of balance between home and work has resulted in a joyful and fulfilling life. She began her employment here at Resendiz Brothers in the spring of 2017 as a packing-house assistant where she learned all about the various flowers and foliage we grow up in the hills of Rainbow.  Read More> 
San Diego Farm & Nursery Expo  
When it comes to farmers, nurserymen, and industry professionals we always enjoy sharing and exchanging information about protea farming in California. And what could be a better opportunity then rallying with the California Protea Association and our friends at the San Diego County Farm Bureau for the 4th annual Farm and Nursery Expo held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Read More> 
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos originated in Mexico and Central America where native tribes, including Aztec, Maya and Toltec, had specific times when they honored their loved ones based on whether the deceased was an adult or a child. Just like witches, black cats and pumpkins are typical symbols of Halloween, sugar skulls, marigolds and monarch butterflies are associated with Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. However, as Halloween is celebrated October 31st, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2nd.  Read More>
Flower News: November's Articles & Blogs of Interest from Around the World
Power Up Your Protea 
With alluring colors, exotic shapes and rugged woody stems, proteas are the new 'it' bloom. The family tree originates in South Africa and these blooms are vibrant and hardy. Vase life is always a concern for flower farmers, wholesalers, florists and consumers. Proteas have a reputation for having a long vase life, and they do, but even most resilient cut flowers will not last if they do not receive proper care.  Read More>


Mel's Field Notes   
   Greetings!    
Every year, we usher in the Holiday season with several fun and informative activities. These events bring us together with other farmers, gardeners, vendors and friends a like for a day filled with plenty of 'protea inspiration'... like design and decorating ideas, growing and gardening tips, new varieties information, proper care and handling practices and much more.

We realize that tradition is an important part of everyone's holiday experience, and we're grateful the flowers we grow have become a part of so many of our friends' lives. Our seasonal bouquets filled with protea, leucadendrons, fillers and seasonal greens are a popular holiday offering, and our wide array of wreaths make for festive displays.
 
Our recent Temecula Valley Garden Club presentation provided members with protea history, growing, pruning and harvesting techniques as well as plenty of design inspiration. The collection of protea plants, wreaths and bouquets we brought along gave everyone a little head start on their holiday shopping too.

In December we have a holiday centerpiece and two wreath-making workshops scheduled. Guests will tour our nursery and packing house, and receive instructions on how to craft their very own protea wreath or arrangement using banksia foliage, eucalyptus, filler flowers and protea, of course!

 
Warmest thoughts and Best Wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season!
  Mel



     
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                      The Resendiz Brothers Team
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